IT'S OFFICIAL -

ON JULY 19, 2018, 5485 SOUTH ELLIS AVENUE, “ELLIS PASSIVHAUS,” BECAME ILLINOIS' FIRST PASSIVHAUS INSTITUT (PHI) CERTIFIED BUILDING. (www.passivehouse.com)

(Warm toes in winter, dust free, super quiet, fresh, clean and pristine indoor air, super low co2 footprint and really low energy bills…:)

exhaustive and comprehensive Structural & mechanical rebuild.

Fine modern interiors. world craftsmanship. 3723 FSF. 4 bedrooms. 3 luxury baths. Tremendous natural light, 2 car garage parking with storage loft. EV charger. roof decks. Garden. solar ready.

5485 South Ellis Ave, Chicago IL 60615.

5485 South Ellis Ave, Chicago IL 60615.

In mass adoption in europe, A passivhaus institut new build or renovation routinely delivers a 90% reduction in REquired energy for thermal comfort in comparison to existing stock all else equal.

Occupancy of Chicago’s buildings lead to 73% of Chicago’s total co2 emissions.

Given Chicago’s 90% carbon dependent energy grid, a 90% reduction in demand means an elimination of > 80% of co2 emissions produced by occupancy. while DELIVERING pristine indoor air quality, sustainability and Resiliency - and all the “Hygge”* you can handle!…:)

*“Hygge”, "HOO-ga”  - Danish: “…to give courage, comfort and joy…”

Read Zero Energy Design’s case study.

Read Passive House Building magazine’s Case Study.

  • PHI Standard:                EnerPHit Classic
  • Unique ID:                     18585 APC EP 20180719 AP
  • Thermal Comfort:        ~ 6000 kWh/yr heating. ~ 3000 kWh/yr cooling
  • Airtightness:                  ~.6 ACH @ Pascal 50
  • CFM:                               ~ 200 CFM @ P50         
  • BOMA SQFT: 3723         TFA:  239.8 M^2     Volume:  599 M^3
  • Building Certifier:          Peel Passive House Consulting  
  • PHPP Designer:              ZeroEnergy Design
  • Architect:                        Richard Kasemsarn, RA
  • Builder:                           Kenwood Construction Services, Inc. 

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